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Alex Qin

.Alex Qin

Alex Qin is a Brooklyn based programmer, teacher, and public speaker. She believes in universal access to computer science education and in the importance of building technology for good. She is on the Board of the Computer Science Teachers Association of NYC and on the Associate Board of Code/Interactive and Mouse. She recently left Gakko, where she was the Director of Technology, to work on the Code Cooperative full time. Prior to that, she was the Web Engineering Team Lead at Skillshare and the Curriculum Director at Coalition for Queens. She holds a B.A. in Computer Science from New York University.

Gaby Marraro

.Gaby Marraro

Gaby Marraro is the COO and teacher at the Code Cooperative. She is a self-taught programmer who rediscovered her love for learning through coding. She is currently an instructor at The Coding Space, and has led introductory coding workshops for incarcerated women on Rikers Island. Using her background in psychology, education, and crisis response, she is passionate about creating the intersection between coding and humanist values. She is working towards a B.A. in Psychology at Barnard College.

Omayeli Arenyeka

.Omayeli Arenyeka

Omayeli is an artist and technologist currently based in New York. She's interested in democratizing computer science education but not without an emphasis on ethics and responsible computing. Her work explores using code as an artistic medium. She studied Computer Science, Design and Art at New York University. Previously, she worked as a Software Engineer at LinkedIn and was a student at School of Poetic Computation. She's currently studying at the Recurse Center.